What is a Sweet Pea?


The Sweet Pea or Lathyrus odoratus is a highly scented annual of the Leguminosae family. An individual bloom consists of three or four flowers (or florets) on a stem. Sweet Pea’s come in an abundance of different colours and species. Please click HERE to see the Gallery.

The following diagram illustrates the various parts –


Sweet Pea

(Delicate Pleasures)

"Here are sweet peas,on tip-toe for a flight

With wings of gentle flusho'er delicate white,

And taper fingers catchingat all things

To bind them all aboutwith tiny rings."